Mon: Day off
As I've said, there are a lot of great reasons to switch up running routes once in a while. Of course, there are also some issues with new routes if I don't print out a map. A 13 mile run can gain some mileage (better than loosing some) when I hit a 6 way intersection I swore was a 5 way ... and there is only one street sign (not the one I'm looking for). Turning a few streets early doesn't help things either...
Otherwise the run felt great and fairly relaxing after a mile or so. I flew out on the first mile (8:36 I believe) and then settled into a comfortable pace (except when stopping to figure out what went wrong). The run took me out to a few new locations I haven't hit before - and I saw a few things that made me smile.
Why this run was awesome:
|Unrelated photo of C and me (2008)|
- I had a short jaunt through a mud covered, but very pretty wooded trail around a pond.
- I saw kids fishing, and I saw kids sledding (only this winter would both happen).
- I went down a street I'd never been on and saw some of the coolest houses in the area.
- The run was under ten minute miles - and I didn't feel like I was pushing myself
- I saw owners throwing snowballs to their dog (who couldn't figure out why they'd dissappear when they hit the ground).